LONDON -- Antonio Conte has thanked Diego Costa for his role in Chelsea's success last season and said any differences between them are "the past."
On Thursday, Chelsea announced that they had agreed a deal with Atletico Madrid -- a season-long loan with a commitment to buy for £58 million next summer -- for Costa to return to his former club.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is favourite to be named Best FIFA Men's Coach after being included the final shortlist for the 2017 award along with Massimiliano Allegri and Antonio Conte.
The trio had been named in an initial 12-man list of nominees last month and will now fight it out for the prize when it is handed out at the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony on Oct. 23 in London.
Zidane is the leading contender for the award after a 2016-17 season that saw him guide Madrid to a second consecutive...